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Left atrial structure and function: association with blood pressure variability in pregnant women.

Blood Pressure Monitoring 2023 Februrary 2
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between left atrial (LA) abnormalities and ambulatory blood pressure variability (BPV) in pregnant women and their relationship with hypertension-related clinical outcomes in pregnancy.

METHODS: This single-center, prospective study included 119 pregnant women. All participants underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring and echocardiographic examination before 20 weeks of gestation. BPV was evaluated using 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring. SD of the mean of SBP (SBP-SD) and DBP variability was calculated as 24-h, daytime and nighttime SBP and DBP. The patients were classified into two groups based on median 24-h SBP-SD (11.3 mmHg). LA features of the patients were compared according to the high and low BPV groups.

RESULTS: One hundred and nineteen pregnant women (mean age, 28.6 ± 5.2 years) were included in the study. The mean office SBP and DBP were 108.7 ± 15.4 mmHg and 68.2 ± 10.2 mmHg, respectively. In pregnant women with high BPV, even though BP is normal, reservoir and conduit LA functions have decreased and LA stiffness has increased. Gestational hypertension and composite outcomes were more common in pregnant women with high BPV. Among the LA parameters, the most associated with composite outcome was conduit LA function.

CONCLUSION: In pregnancy, higher BPV is associated with worse LA function. The LA conduit strain offers potential value in predicting hypertension-related clinical outcomes in pregnancy.

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